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candelabrum definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights [syn: candelabrum, candelabra]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural candelabra; also -brums) Etymology: Latin Date: 1811 candelabra

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also candelabra) (pl. candelabra, US candelabrums, candelabras) a large branched candlestick or lamp-holder. Phrases and idioms: candelabrum tree a tropical E. African tree, Euphorbia candelabrum, with foliage shaped like a candelabrum. Etymology: L f. candela CANDLE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Candelabrum Can`de*la"brumn.; pl. L. Candelabra, E. Candelabrums. [L., fr. candela candle. See candle.] 1. (Antiq.) (a) A lamp stand of any sort. (b) A highly ornamented stand of marble or other ponderous material, usually having three feet, -- frequently a votive offering to a temple. 2. A large candlestick, having several branches.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(candelabra) A candelabrum is the same as a candelabra. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [L. pl. Candelabra; Eng. pl. Candelabrums.] Chandelier, lustre, branched candlestick.



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